Career planning

School’ s out - and now what?

To prepare for the time after graduation, the study and career counselling service advises and informs pupils in grades 9 to 12. The aim is to attract young people in grades 9 to 12 to study or vocational training in Germany and prepare them for the time after school.

The counselling concept is based on three pillars:

Company explorations and internships

Information and advisory events

Individual consultation

What does the career and study guidance at the DBSAA look like?

  • Application training in the subjects German, social studies and in grade 9 and 10
  • Work with the career choice pass (Berufswahlpass) from grade 9
  • Career and study guidance week every two years from grade 9 with representatives of the Federal Employment Agency
  • Information and advice on study opportunities in Germany by the DAAD in grades 10 - 12
  • Parents' evening for career and study guidance in cooperation with the DAAD
  • Presentation of internships by representatives of the companies or organisations
  • Exchange of experience with last year's graduates of the internship
  • Preparation day "social internship" - visit of possible internship places for the social internship
  • Two-week work placement and visit to the workplace by the supervising teacher (March)
  • Presentation of the work of GIZ - project visit and "Career - Speed dating" in classes 9. and 10
  • Presentation of the work of the German Embassy - training, study opportunities and career in the Foreign Service
  • Annual participation in education fairs of North American universities and partner schools
  • Study trip to Germany every two years - the next one takes place in April 2020 - for grades 10 and 11
  • Social internship in class 10 (June)

Contact person

Babette Hamann
Studies and career guidance

If you have questions about your career or studies, you can find helpful information on our link list or simply come to our office by appointment.

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